IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today it has received a Supplier Leadership Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for significant leadership in executing and supporting sustainable purchasing initiatives. The recognition was announced May 22.
SPLC presented its 2018 Supplier Leadership Award to Vizient for helping standardize environmentally preferable purchasing across the entire health care sector through the development of a standard set of environmentally preferred attributes for health care procurement. The work was completed through meetings with Vizient members and contracted suppliers. Read more in the case study.
“It is an honor to be recognized by SPLC and receive the Supplier Leadership Award,” said Cristina Indiveri, Vizient senior director, strategic programs. “As a leader in the health care industry for sourcing and contracting, and because providers are demanding more options for environmentally preferred products, we believed it was important that Vizient take steps to help align all industry stakeholders on a common set of environmentally preferred attributes when evaluating product options.”
Vizient was among forty organizations honored at the SPLC Leadership Awards ceremony. “The winners of these awards, and the activities they have successfully undertaken, demonstrate the power of sustainable purchasing to advance a socially just, ecologically healthy and economically prosperous future, “said Sarah O’Brien, acting CEO of the SPLC. “Together with their peers around the world, the organizations and individuals honored today leverage the power of procurement to encourage, drive and support a constructive transformation that will define the global marketplace of tomorrow.”
Sustainable purchasing – where organizations use their purchasing power to advance the long term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet – is gaining momentum around the world, as purchasing organizations recognize the social and environmental impact of their procurement, and suppliers embrace sustainability as a critical element of their value proposition.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. In 2019, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.